Delaware Proposes 3 Sites for New Amazon Headquarters

"What happens when everyone is equal, is people have to figure out a way to differentiate themselves", said Kim Saxton, a marketing professor at the IU Kelley School of Business. They've also downplayed the city's efforts to land Amazon. "Those strengths include a pool of highly skilled talent and the research strengths of the University of Guelph", Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie said in a statement released by the city.

A bid has been submitted for Cleveland to be the site of Amazon's second headquarters known as HQ2.

In case you forgot, today is Amazon Day - the day when all the cities who want to host the e-commerce giant's second headquarters have to sendtheir proposals to Amazon.

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But how competitive was Indianapolis in the bid process? Aside from incentives, cities touted factors such as the number of sunny days they have, while trying other approaches such as Birmingham, Alabama's use of giant replicas of Amazon's Dash Buttons to send one of more than 600 pre-generated tweets to the company.

Amazon's instructions to bidders say that finding a suitable physical site is of "paramount importance" in its decision.

The mayor said she is planning a public presentation in the near future.

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"We could get lost in the shuffle, but I don't know that that will happen", said Saxton, "I think our personality will come through without having to shout". "We give Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an opportunity to grow his world-class organization while playing a vital role in the transformation of a community and region", Freeman-Wilson added.

The Indy Chamber did say the information in their bid will remain confidential, but they believe "the Indianapolis region is the best possible location for success".

Amazon is expected to reveal a short list of 20 to 30 cities later this year and announce its choice in 2018.

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